- The Bureau of Customs intercepted parcels that contain around P3 million worth of dangerous drugs
- The parcels which arrived on May 7 from Germany were seized after they were detected by a sniffer dog
- The parcels containing 2,000 pieces of ecstasy were first declared to contain vitamins upon entry in the country
Around P3 million worth of dangerous drugs were intercepted by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Wednesday, August 24.
“According to Lt. Sherwin Andrada, Customs Anti-Illegal Drugs Task Force (CAIDTF) Executive Officer for Operations, two parcels that arrived on May 7 from Recklinghausen, Germany were seized after they were detected by a sniffer dog. The parcels were shipped by Legion Athletics Ltd,” the BOC said in a statement.
The parcels were found to have more or less 2,000 pieces of ecstasy, valued at around P3 million.
“The parcels, which weigh more or less 500 grams, were initially declared to contain vitamins upon entry in the country,” the bureau disclosed.
As of posting, the CAIDTF and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency are still investigating the consignee; a certain Darwin S. Bernardino of Novaliches in Quezon City.
The consignee could be slapped with violation of the Tariff and Customs Code of the Philippines, as amended, and Republic Act 9165 or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002.
Meanwhile, following the incident, BOC Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon reiterates his vow to stop the illegal entry of goods in the country – including dangerous drugs – under his leadership.
The BOC chief once again appealed to the public about importing drugs.
“I’m appealing again to the public: stop using the facilities of government to import drugs,” Faeldon said.